Flooding Causes Chaos in Devon

Heavy rain has led to flooding and blocked roads in Devon

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Nightmare journey home for Bideford motorists

The river has burst its banks at Bideford Credit: Danielle Hooper

Bideford motorists are facing a difficult journey home this evening after heavy rain caused severe flooding.

Fire crews have been called out to several incidents across North Devon, following torrential rainfall.

Motorists have taken to Twitter to warn others of the potential dangers. One said a car had become partially submerged in flood water near Bradworthy. There is also flooding around Stibbs Cross, near Torrington.

The Environment Agency has issued several flood warnings for the region.

Flash flooding at Bampton

Emergency services were called to Bampton this afternoon after flash floods hit the area.

Fire engines were used to pump out a number of homes and the local supermarket.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the area.

The main band of rain has cleared the area but river levels are still rising. Further showers are expected during Thursday and overnight into Friday with totals of 10 mm possible. This warning has been issued based upon levels at the gauging station at Bampton.

– Environment Agency


Seven flood warnings in place across Devon

The Environment Agency has issued seven flood warnings Credit: ITV News

A number of flood warnings have been issued around the region.

Seven are currrently in place.There are also 24 flood alerts.

The Environment Agency has issued particular warnings for the River Lowman at Tiverton, parts of the River Tone, the River Batherm at Bampton, the River Torridge, the River Waldon from Bradworthy to Bradford and the River Clyst.

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Latest Pictures: Clovelly Flooding

Burst bank sends torrent of muddy water down the Clovelly's famous cobbled streets Credit: Elle Jarvis, Clovelly Estate
Picture of a back garden flooded in Clovelly, North Devon. Credit: Elle Jarvis, Clovelly Estate
Image shows extent of flooding Credit: Elle Jarvis, Clovelly Estate


Burst bank causes flooding in Clovelly

A bank has burst in Clovelly in north Devon, sending a torrent of muddy water pouring down the village's famous cobbled street.

Some people have been unable to leave their houses and others could not get back to their homes after the water began gushing down the street towards the harbour.

Other residents have taken to Twitter to describe the situation. Jody Cole wrote: "Clovelly has flooded so bad, didn't even think it was possible for it to be like this."

Video taken by resident Ellie Jarvis shows water pouring through a hole in a wall near the Victorian Fountain, near the top of the steep cobbled street that runs through the picture postcard fishing village.

Flooding as South West is battered by rain

A policeman directs traffic through a flooded road in Heavitree, Exeter Credit: ITV News

Roads in and around Exeter and Plymouth are blocked by flooding after a night of heavy rain.

Kings Road in Plymouth has been flooded, and parts of the route are impassable for traffic.

Parts of the A38 are also blocked because of flood water in South east Cornwall at Doublebois, Taphouse and Pelynt.

Heavitree in Exeter has also seen some localised flooding.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning set to last until 8pm tonight.

The Environment Agency has a number of flood alerts active in the South West.

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